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Raasay Wrapped 2021

Isle of Raasay Distillery Wrapped 2021

As we conclude our first full year with Scotch whisky here on the Isle of Raasay, we’re reflecting on another unforgettable chapter in our journey. This year many of you tasted our whisky for the first time, returned or visited us on the island in record numbers or joined us from afar in one of our award-winning virtual tastings.

With so many milestones over the last twelve months, we decided to sum up all our achievements this year in our first #RaasayWrapped!



Every drop of spirit we produce is distilled, matured and bottled here on the Isle of Raasay, and this year was no different. We’ve been patiently filling casks and rolling them down to our island warehouses for a while now, and in 2021 we had the chance to finally sample the results of all our hard work so far. 

Isle of Raasay Distillery Cask Types


All of our casks are matured in our island warehouses next to the distillery, maximising the influence of the Hebridean climate on your single malt Scotch whisky.

Isle of Raasay Distillery Cask Programme

Virtual Whisky Tastings

We began doing our award-winning virtual tastings in 2020, and since then we’ve gone from strength to strength. A big thank you to everyone who has joined and enjoyed them throughout the year.



(That’s over 10 times the number of people who live here on Raasay!) 



Every sample filled by hand, all dispatched from our island warehouses. 



We were delighted to welcome visitors back to our shores this year, our historic first year with whisky. All of you who stayed in our hotel, took our tours or bought a dram at our bar – thank you.



We’ve always loved welcoming guests to our unique whisky hotel, and this year was no different. Not to mention, any person who stays the night in our award-winning accommodation adds 0.62% to our island population!


From officially launching our Isle of Raasay Single Malt to swimming across the Sound of Raasay, we’ve been up to a lot this year. Here are just a few of the amazing highlights of 2021:

A Winning Year!

We’ve been absolutely delighted with our work this year as we approach the end of...
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Sampling our Distillery Special Release with Co-Founder Alasdair Day

Following the introduction of our flagship Isle of Raasay Single Malt earlier this year, and...
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Isle of Raasay Gin, Distilled

27th July 2021 marks the Isle of Raasay Gin's second birthday! To celebrate our 'ginniversary',...
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James Armour Swims to Raasay

Top 5 Scottish Wild Swimming Locations

We explore the top five wild swimming locations around Scotland - from the Outer Hebrides...
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Dave Broom Reviews Our Single Malt

Since Whisky Writer Dave Broom officially opened our distillery in 2017, he has been kind...
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Hallaig, Isle of Raasay

Raasay Raiders… 100 Years On

100 years ago, seven men left the Isle of Rona to stake out more fertile...
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Makar's Single Malt International Women's Day

Makar’s Malt Whisky Charity Bottling

Introducing Makar’s Malt, a lightly peated dram crafted in collaboration with Scots Makar Jackie Kay...
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Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Glass

Tasting Whisky with a Glencairn Whisky Glass

Whisky is personal. There is no right or wrong way to drink your dram. Enjoying...
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Raasay Community Hydro - Green Electricity Generation

An Exciting Renewable Scheme for the Isle of Raasay

As a distillery, water means a lot to us. We’re delighted to see Ross Gillies,...
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The Isle of Raasay, an island rooted in centuries of illicit distilling, provides the ingredients for the perfect dram. Our lightly peated Isle of Raasay Single Malt is an expression of this magical place.

Our zesty, smooth and refreshing Isle of Raasay Gin combines an exciting selection of ten Raasay and traditional botanicals, including Raasay juniper, sweet orange peel, rhubarb root and our double distilled spirit.

Enjoy a warm island welcome at our award-winning visitor centre and whisky hotel, Borodale House. Discover our tour options and book today, or better still, wake up in the Isle of Raasay Distillery for an unforgettable experience!